HC Deb 06 May 1881 vol 260 c1959

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If he will give to the House the result of his inquiries on the subject of the Smallpox Tents in the Imperial Road, Fulham?


Sir, Dr. Bridges, one of the Inspectors of the Local Government Board, visited the place, and found that there are two tents, surrounded by a high wooden paling, placed on the river bank on a piece of waste land. The nearest buildings are the works of the Imperial Gas Company, nearly 300 yards distant. The Hospital is at the end of the Imperial Road, which, he believes, belongs to the Fulham Board of Works; but with the exception of the Hospital, there are no buildings whatever there. It is right to add that the tents have been erected to meet a pressing emergency, and the Inspector considers that there is not sufficient ground for the complaint against their position.